Tourism Cedar Rapids Blog

Main Street visitors

Get Active in the Main Street District

Dust off your ten-speed and get those New Year's Resolution impulse buys out of the box-- winter is finally over!

The Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District has mapped out an easy 5k through the district to get you through the trail closures near lot 44 and at C St. and Bowling this summer.

They also have a bike friendly map for you with bike rack locations, and outdoor seating availability.

Some Businesses to visit to get you going:

EduSkate – Is all about preserving the positive attributes in skateboarding. They are a small mom and pop shop that is born from necessity to save the spirit of skateboarding.

Goldfinch Cyclery — CR’s friendly neighborhood bike shop, Goldfinch is a one stop shop for all things cycling. From repairs to rentals, they have everything you need to enjoy the trails this summer.

Iowa Running Company — Newly opened, Iowa Running Company is a specialty store for runners of every level. Kickstand –The perfect place to catch your breath after (or before, not judging) you’ve hit the trail,

KickStand is a “Biker Bar” with plenty of outdoor seating and great selection of local beers. Stop by for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

NewBo Bike Collective — Bohemian bicycle builders, NewBo Bike Collective rehabs bicycles of every style and vintage.

Red Ball Printing — No bike? No problem. In addition to their embroidery, screen printing, and graphic design services, Red Ball offers bike rentals.

Bike not quite trail ready? Stop by repair stands at Parlor City Pub & Eatery and NewBo City Market.


Contributors: Alicia Mayberry and Barb Thompson 

Photo: CBJ / Justin Torner

About the Author
Also featured in the Blog
Cedar Rapids  Tourism Office


The brewing scene in Cedar Rapids is bursting with new brews. Hop your way around town to sample a few.

Full Blog »
Cedar Rapids  Tourism Office

Holiday Traditions

The holidays are a magical time in the Cedar Rapids area! Join in the celebrations throughout the season including family events, festive musicals and theater productions.

Full Blog »
Cedar Rapids  Tourism Office

Cedar Rapids Area Nightlife

Pull up a chair at one of our local establishments and enjoy everything from a craft beer to cocktails created from one of the area’s award-winning mixologists.

Full Blog »
Cedar Rapids  Tourism Office

Outdoor Discoveries

It’s always fun to get outdoors. This year, challenge yourself to take in a new vantage point around the Cedar Rapids area. At a few local spots, it’s not only easy to do so, but also a fun-filled adventure.

Full Blog »
Cedar Rapids  Tourism Office

Uptown Marion

Nestled in Marion’s historic buildings you’ll find new age cuisine, boutiques, and entertainment for all ages.

Full Blog »
Featured Partners